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Colorado Egg Farmers Offer New Ways to "Fuel Your Fun" for National Egg Month

Monday, May 16, 2016

Whether you are making plans to enjoy a family bike ride, scale a 14er or spend the day by the pool, eggs are a delicious and nutritious way to “fuel your fun” this spring and summer. For National Egg Month this May, the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association offers a new way to hard-boil eggs and invites Coloradans to enjoy DTC Eats, an egg-citing summer event.

“With the weather warming up, many people are spending more time outside doing activities such as hiking, biking and swimming,” Jerry Wilkins, president of CEP. “We need the essential nutrients and protein found in eggs to fuel our bodies as we get outside and get active.”

One large egg contains six grams of high-quality protein in only 70 calories. Eggs also contain almost every essential vitamin and mineral your body needs. All of the nutrients found in eggs play a role in weight management, muscle strength, healthy pregnancy, brain function, eye health and more. Fuel your body with a healthy diet, including eggs, so you can enjoy the beautiful weather and fun outdoor activities spring and summer offer.

Egg Farmers Encourage Coloradans to Buy Local This August

Thursday, August 6, 2015

From Palisade peaches to Olathe sweet corn, it is easy to find delicious, high quality food produced locally in Colorado. Did you know that these products provide more than just delicious food? The Colorado agriculture industry is responsible for 170,000 jobs and more than $40 billion to the state’s economy. When Coloradans buy local food and produce, they can feel good knowing that they are supporting hard working farmers, ranchers and producers throughout the state. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association wants to thank Coloradans for their continued support and remind them that eggs are a food staple produced locally year-round.

Local Egg Farmers Encourage Coloradans to "Fuel Their Fun" During National Egg Month

Friday, May 1, 2015



CEP mascot, Eggbert, fuels his fun with local bike riders.

With all of the delicious food found at barbeques and pool parties, it’s easy to let healthy eating fall by the wayside in the warmer months. May is National Egg Month, and there is a lot to celebrate about the nutrition, versatility and flavor eggs bring to the picnic table. Whether you’re planning to scale a 14er, enjoy a family bike ride or spend the day by the pool, the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association encourages Coloradans to “fuel your fun” with eggs this spring and summer.

Colorado Egg Producers Association celebrate Read Across America Day

Monday, March 3, 2014

On March 3 the Colorado Egg Producers Association celebrated Read Across America Day at the Capitol as part of Colorado Reads: Early Literacy Initiative. After Governor Hickenlooper read Green Eggs and Ham to 55 kindergarteners the students enjoyed an egg breakfast prepared by the Colorado Egg Producers Association and the Emily Griffith Technical College to kick off National School Breakfast Week.

Local egg farmers serve up quick tips for preparing meals and snacks with eggs

Thursday, September 26, 2013

With the school season in full swing, autumn is nearly upon us. Kids are in the classroom, leaves will soon change and the holidays are just around the corner. Meals and snacks don’t have to be a hassle during this busy time of year, especially when using eggs. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association has a few ideas to incorporate the incredible edible egg into meal plans for those with busy schedules.

“As local egg farmers, we like to remind people that eggs are one of the quickest foods to prepare and they also have incredible health benefits. One egg offers nearly every vitamin a body needs and is a model source of protein,” said Derek Yancey, Colorado egg farmer and CEP member. “While other calorie-dense foods tempt us all during the holiday season, eggs are a healthy option that can boost your metabolism.”

The second annual PJs & Eggs charity event!

Monday, August 26, 2013

Put on your pajamas and join us for CEP's second annual PJs & Eggs event benefitting the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver on World Egg Day – Friday, October 11th, 2013. For this family friendly event, select Colorado breakfast restaurants will open their doors throughout the day to serve breakfast, brunch and/or “brinner” (breakfast food for dinner) and collect unused children’s pajamas for the Ronald McDonald House Charities of Denver.

Colorado Egg Producers Celebrate the History of Eggs

Tuesday, July 30, 2013

DENVER – July 2013 – Colorado egg farmers and the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association proudly celebrate the history of eggs this summer by taking a crack at that age-old question – “Which came first, the chicken or the egg?”. While the answer is hotly debated, one thing is certain: eggs are a staple of the American diet. According to the American Egg Board, eggs are so popular that they’re used by 94 percent of households in the U.S. The American Egg Board recently found that 82 percent of parents agree that eggs are a more nutritious breakfast than cereal. Weighing in at 75 calories, eggs are a powerhouse of nutrition for their size and caloric content. Each egg has 13 essential nutrients – including the highest quality protein, choline, folate, iron and zinc. But did you know that this classic menu item has a long history with American agriculture?

Beyond breakfast: eggs for lunch, dinner, snacks and more

Wednesday, June 19, 2013

Nothing wakes you up in the morning quite like a cup of coffee and a plate of eggs, bacon and toast. Considered a breakfast staple in many kitchens around the world, eggs provide the nutrition and long lasting energy needed to make it until lunchtime. Whether they’re scrambled, hard-boiled, poached or sunny side up, everyone’s got their favorite egg dish to wake up with. But did you know that eggs are a tasty option at many other times of the day? With less calories, trans fats and sugars than your typical fast food meals, the Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association wants you to know that eggs are a nutritious alternative for any meal or snack.

“Eggs are one of the most versatile foods to cook with, in addition to being one of the most nutritious,” said Terry Tormohlen, a Colorado farmer and CEP member. “Typically viewed as a breakfast item, they’re also perfect for any meal or snack during the day. If you’re looking for a substitute for meat, eggs provide the highest-quality proteins available.”

How to meet healthy resolutions every day of the year

Friday, February 1, 2013

As New Year’s quickly becomes a distant memory for many people, resolutions typically fall by the wayside. Ambitious goals like getting organized and exercising every day of the week may have faded as old habits set back in. The Colorado Egg Producers (CEP) Association reminds Coloradans that eating healthy doesn’t have to be tough resolution to keep. When thinking about healthy eating, most people focus on foods such as fruit, vegetables, whole grains and lean proteins, but what about eggs? As a powerhouse of nutrition that is often overlooked, one egg provides the 13 essential nutrients and high quality protein required to help you achieve and maintain weight loss goals year round.

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